Although it is still very early, Rivals believes that UNC and Kansas are the favorites to land five-star 2019 forward Matthew Hurt. That could change, considering Kentucky just offered and Duke will likely get into the game at some point, but it’s good to be ahead for now at least.
Roy Williams was in Florida earlier this week in order to get a glimpse of three major UNC recruits. He watched recent signee Nassir Little on the court, and also went around to view 2019 power forward Vernon Carey and 2018 power forward James Wiseman. All three remain important parts of North Carolina’s recruiting plans, so it’s a good idea to develop relationships with these kids, commit or not.
Though UNC has yet to officially offer 2019 five-star power forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl from Kansas, Roy Williams has remained interested. The Tar Heels head coach has gone to see him play in recent weeks, as have Creighton, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Notre Dame, and Wake Forest. Robinson-Earl has yet to make any cuts, but he remains as popular as ever.
Larry Fedora and Tar Heels football has obviously been distracted by the early signing period that just passed a few days ago. You can read about all the players UNC locked down here, though there is some additional information related to the class of 2018 that may have gotten lost in all the commotion.
The Tar Heels were able to get official Letters of Intent from 14 of their commits, but two of them have remained unsigned. While cornerback DeAndre Hollins still says he plans to sign with North Carolina in February, defensive end Nick Fulwider can’t say the same. The Tyrone, Georgia native backed out of his commitment earlier in the week and is now expected to sign with Arkansas instead.
UNC might have just spent a lot of time on their present, but the future remains a focus, as always. This week, Fedora handed out offers to three-star strong side defensive end Christian Rorie, a Raleigh native, as well as South Carolina kicker Cliff Gandis and Wilmington linebacker Christian Hollar.